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The Best NFL Players From Pennsylvania  

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List Rules Vote up the top pro football players born or raised in Pennsylvania

Here’s a list of the best NFL players from Pennsylvania. When people talk football states, they always mention states like Ohio or Texas, but it’s the Keystone State that may have produced the greatest NFL players of all time

This list of NFL players from Pennsylvania shows you that the states greatest resource isn’t coal, it’s quarterbacks, including some of the best QBs in NFL history like Joe Montana and Dan Marino. 

Vote for who you think are the top NFL players from Pennsylvania and add any of your favorites missing from the list!

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Joe Montana is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best NFL Players From Pennsylvania
New Eagle, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Joseph Clifford "Joe" Montana, Jr., nicknamed Joe Cool and The Comeback Kid, is a retired professional American football player, a hall of fame quarterback with the San Francisco 49ers ...more
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Tony Dorsett is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NFL Players From Pennsylvania
Rochester, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Anthony "Tony" Drew Dorsett is a former American football running back in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys and Denver Broncos. After graduating from Hopewell High ...more
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Dan Marino is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NFL Players From Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Daniel Constantine "Dan" Marino, Jr. is an American former football player who was a quarterback for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League. The last quarterback of the ...more
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Aaron Donald is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NFL Players From Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Aaron Charles Donald is an American football defensive tackle for the Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Rams in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He ...more
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Joe Namath is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NFL Players From Pennsylvania
Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Joseph William "Joe" Namath, nicknamed "Broadway Joe" or "Joe Willie", is a former American football quarterback and actor. He played college football for the ...more
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Fred Biletnikoff is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NFL Players From Pennsylvania
Erie, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Frederick S. "Fred" Biletnikoff is a former professional football player and a member of both the Pro Football Hall of Fame and College Football Hall of Fame. He was a wide receiver ...more
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Jack Ham is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NFL Players From Pennsylvania
Johnstown, Pennsylvania
Jack Raphael Ham, Jr. is a former American football linebacker who played for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League from 1971 to 1982. He is considered one of the greatest ...more
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Jim Kelly is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NFL Players From Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America
James Edward Kelly is a retired American football player, a quarterback in the National Football League for the Buffalo Bills and in the United States Football League for the Houston Gamblers. ...more
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Bob Kowalkowski is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NFL Players From Pennsylvania
Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania
Robert Kowalkowski was an American Football offensive guard who played for the Detroit Lions and the Green Bay Packers in a twelve-year career that lasted from 1966 to 1977 in the National ...more
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Darrelle Revis is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NFL Players From Pennsylvania
Aliquippa, Pennsylvania
Darrelle Shavar Revis is a former American football cornerback. He played college football for the University of Pittsburgh and was drafted in the first round (14th overall) by the New York Jets ...more
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Mike Ditka is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NFL Players From Pennsylvania
Carnegie, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Michael Keller Ditka is a former American football player, coach, and television commentator. A member of both the College Football and Pro Football Hall of Fames, he was the 1961 UPI NFL Rookie ...more
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Chuck Bednarik is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NFL Players From Pennsylvania
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Charles Philip "Chuck" Bednarik, or Concrete Charlie, was a professional American football player, known as one of the most devastating tacklers in the history of football and the last ...more
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Brian Baldinger is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NFL Players From Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Brian David Baldinger is a former professional American football player and former color commentator for National Football League telecasts on the Fox network. He also covers Philadelphia Eagles ...more
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Ken Reaves is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NFL Players From Pennsylvania
Ken Reaves Braddock, Pennsylvania
Kenneth Milton Reaves is a former professional American football defensive back who played twelve seasons in the National Football League for the Atlanta Falcons, New Orleans Saints, and the St. ...more
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Babe Parilli is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NFL Players From Pennsylvania
Rochester, Pennsylvania
Vito "Babe" Parilli is a former American football player.
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Rich Saul is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NFL Players From Pennsylvania
Butler, Pennsylvania
Richard Robert "Rich" Saul was an American football offensive lineman who played in the National Football League from 1970 through 1981, all with the Los Angeles Rams. He played ...more
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Fred Cox is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NFL Players From Pennsylvania
Monongahela, Pennsylvania
Frederick William Cox is a former National Football League kicker who played for the Minnesota Vikings throughout his career.
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Jack Butler is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NFL Players From Pennsylvania
Oakland, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
John Bradshaw "Jack" Butler was an American football cornerback for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League. In 2012, he was elected into the Pro Football Hall of
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Johnny Unitas is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NFL Players From Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America
John Constantine "Johnny" Unitas, nicknamed "Johnny U", or "The Golden Arm", was an American professional American football player who played from the 1950s through ...more
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Bill George is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NFL Players From Pennsylvania
Waynesburg, Pennsylvania
William J. George was a professional football player, playing linebacker, for the Chicago Bears and the Los Angeles Rams. George was born in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania, about 50 miles south of ...more
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Todd Christensen is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NFL Players From Pennsylvania
Bellefonte, Pennsylvania
Todd Jay Christensen was an American football player who played in the National Football League from 1978 until 1988, spending most of that time playing tight end for the Oakland and Los Angeles ...more
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Bob Tucker is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NFL Players From Pennsylvania
Hazleton, Pennsylvania
Robert Louis "Bob" Tucker is a former professional American football player in the National Football League. A 6'3", 230 lbs. tight end from Bloomsburg University, Tucker played ...more
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Stan Jones is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NFL Players From Pennsylvania
Altoona, Pennsylvania
Stanley Paul "Stan" Jones was an American football guard and defensive tackle in the National Football League for the Chicago Bears and the Washington Redskins. He was inducted into ...more
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Mickey Shuler is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NFL Players From Pennsylvania
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Mickey Charles Shuler Sr., is a former professional American football tight end from 1978 to 1991. He played in 181 games over 14 seasons in the National Football League for the New York Jets ...more
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Lincoln Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NFL Players From Pennsylvania
York, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Tamerlane Lincoln Kennedy, Jr. is a former American college and professional football player who was an offensive tackle in the National Football League for eleven seasons. He played college ...more